Region V News 2011-2012

Wilmette Life
Wilmette Takes a Step Closer to Municipal Courts

The Wilmette Park District holds hearings on adding a platform tennis facility. More

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune Covers "King Kong Ping-Pong"

Platform Tennis at public courts. More

Doten and Nusslock Capture 2012 Women’s Hinsdale Challenge

A strong showing from out-of-staters complements many Chicago area players. More

Chicago Hosts a Talent Filled Mixed, H/W, H/W 50+ Nationals

LeFevres, Houghs, and Ohlmuller-Johnson take home nationals titles. More

USO Paddle Marathon
The Paddle Platoon Raises Over $11,000 for the USO

Chicago-area players held a mini-marathon benefitting the USO of Illinois. More

St. Louis Winners
Kowalik and Metzler Three-Peat at the St. Louis Invitational

Kevin Kowalik and Andy Metzler best Mike Cochrane and Chris Cochrane in the 20th St. Louis Invitational More

Indy Star
Is your mind laser-like or total pudding?

Paddle player Will Higgins invites the public to watch our "strange, cool" sport. More

Hinsdale Winners
The Boys Hit It at Hinsdale Junior Tournament

The Jacks have it - Jack Corrigan and Jack Lunn take home the 14 and under title. P&J are on the menu - Peter Horne and Jake Freedman top the 12 and under group. More

Bob Swezey
Bob Swezey Rembered

Loved and respected platform tennis and tennis pro Bob Swezey passed away January 15. He is remembered in this obituary in the Chicago Tribune. More

The Paddle Platoon Plays for the USO

Chicago-area players will hold a mini-marathon to benefit the USO of Illinois. More

American Cancer Society Mixer
Mixed Paddle to Support American Cancer Society

The North Shore Women's Board of the ACS is putting on a paddle event, dinnner and auction in February. More

Juniors Took Rainy Weather in Stride at Winnetka

Henry Freedman/Jakob Travis (10s), Jake Freedman/Peter Horne (12s), Jack Corrigan/Jack Lunn (14s), and Coby Kortez/Joey Zemmer (18s) ruled their age groups. More

A Strong Field Plays the Hinsdale Men’s Challenge

Last year’s finalists, Mike Marino and Dane Schmidgall, are this year’s champions. More

Detroit Invitational Winners
Detroit Invitational Dodges Rain

The fast and furious, one-day Detroit Invitational was held December 3rd in Grosse Pointe, MI, with 24 teams signing up from Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo and the metro Detroit area. More

Lake Bluff Junior Open
Juniors Impress at Lake Bluff

Champions Alex Alutto/Quinn McGowan (12’s) and Jordan O’Kelly/John O’Connor (14’s) took charge on a winning day for all the players. More

Advanced Action at the Illinois Intermediates

A super-active tournament in Chicago for men’s league players, where pros are banished and the amateurs rule. More

Amy Shay & Cynthia Dardis
Warm Hearts in the Windy City – Chicago Charities Tournament

Platform tennis offers heavy hitters and light touches in a PCQ/NRT tourney that benefits the House of Peace Shelter. More

Milwaukee Brews a Superb Women’s Tournament

New winners and old muscles tear up at the Milwaukee Open, an NRT tournament hosted by The Town Club More

As Easy As 1. APTA Grant 2. New Courts 3. Exciting Kick-Off Event

Some days you win, some days you lose, and some's hot. Nevertheless, over 60 braved the 88 degree temperatures to kick off the 2011-12 season and new courts Prairie Village, KS. More

2011 Grand Rapids Clinic
Grand Rapids Welcomes APTA/PPTA Clinic & Exhibition

The APTA initiative to grow platform tennis around the country through clinics and exhibitions continued on a sunny, warm day in Grand Rapids. More

APTA Realigns Regions

The APTA Board has realigned regions to eliminate confusion and aid in expanding the sport. The southern states from Region V have moved into Region VII. More

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